|The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame|
Librivox recording of The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame. Read by Mark F. Smith This much-loved story follows a group of animal friends in the English countryside as they pursue adventure ... and as adventure pursues them! The chief characters - Mole, Rat, and Toad - generally lead upbeat and happy lives, but their tales are leavened with moments of terror, homesickness, awe, madcap antics, and derring-do.Although classed as children's literature, The Wind in the Willows holds a gentle ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; children
Downloads: 123,425 (5 reviews)
|Captains Courageous - Rudyard Kipling|
LibriVox recording of Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Mark F. Smith. Real men don't take guff from snotty kids. Neither does Disko Troop, skipper of the "We're Here", a fishing schooner out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, when his crew fishes Harvey Cheyne out of the Atlantic. There's no place on the Grand Banks for bystanders, so Harvey is press-ganged into service as a replacement for a man lost overboard and drowned...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; adventure; saltwater fishing; rescues; teenage boys
Downloads: 53,883 (5 reviews)
|Around the World in Seventy-Two Days - Nellie Bly|
Librivox recording of Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly. Read by Mary Reagan. This is a true account by an American woman journalist who, in 1889, set out to see whether she could beat the fictional journey in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Wearing one dress and carrying one handbag, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (pen name “Nellie Bly”), reported her travels back to avid readers in America.(Summary by Mary Reagan) For further information, including ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; world; travel; women; female
Downloads: 96,627 (6 reviews)
|Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs|
Librivox recording of Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan of the Apes is Burroughs’ exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands of a motherly African ape who raises him as her own. Although he is aware that he is different from the apes of his tribe, who are neither white nor hairless, he nevertheless regards them as his “people.” When older, larger, stronger apes decide that he an undesirable to be killed or expelled from the tribe, it ...
Keywords: Tarzan; apes; jungle; shipwreck; librivox
Downloads: 384,802 (7 reviews)